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# packed number

Numeric data type for saving
fixed point numbers with a fixed number of
decimal places or a number saved in a similar way. The associated
predefined ABAP type
is `p`

. The number of decimal places is a property of the data type and not (as with
floating point numbers) a property of the data itself. Calculations with packed numbers are made using
fixed point arithmetic. The internal representation uses the
BCD format.